On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Atlanta Local election was conducted. Please note that one candidate ran unopposed and was declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.
Ric Reitz handily defeated challenger Scott Hunter by 326 votes to 181.According to Deadline, “Reitz, who is something of a colorful character, is not only a busy actor but a broker of Georgia film tax credits. As Deadline reported two weeks ago, he’s also advised producers on a “magic formula” to employ movie stars on the cheap.”
|Ric Reitz*||President||2-year term|
|Mike Pniewski*||First Vice President||2-year term|
|Clayton Landey||Second Vice President||2-year term|
|Yolanda Asher*||Secretary||2-year term|
|Debra Nelson*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Wilbur T. Fitzgerald, Esq.*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Sheila Maddox*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Ray Benitez*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Michelle Rivera*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Jon Hayden*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Eric Goins*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Doug Kaye*||Local Board Member||2-year term|
|Mike Pniewski*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Wilbur T. Fitzgerald, Esq.*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Sheila Maddox*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Yolanda Asher*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Jon Hayden*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Clayton Landey*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Michelle Rivera*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
|Steve Coulter*||Convention Delegate||2-year term|
Those members elected as Local Officers, Local Board members and Convention Delegates, by virtue of their election to those positions, are also elected as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from the Atlanta Local is unable to attend. The President, by virtue of his election to that position, also serves as a Convention Delegate.
The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on Aug. 24, 2017.